If you’ve followed us for a while then you know we LOVE 3D printing. The possibilities for the technology range from printing your own nuts and bolts for that Ikea couch to a heart valve that will extend your life. And the storytelling possibilities? Well, we haven’t scratched the surface yet.
Thus, the excitement.
But here’s a wonderful way to get up to speed on the uses of the tech, and the types of 3D printing that exist today. Leo The Maker Prince may look like a kids book, but it’s made for all ages. And let’s face it, when it comes to 3D printing, we’re all kids.
From the book description:
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO’s journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who has the magical ability to to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair-10 can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.